Barcelona is once again considering selling Raphinha, who has drawn interest from Manchester United. According to reports from SPORT, the Catalan club has made it clear that it will only let the Brazilian winger go for a minimum fee of €100 million, €30 more than what they originally paid for him when he was a Leeds United player.
Aware of Manchester United’s interest in securing Raphinha’s services, Barcelona has set a significantly higher valuation for the possible transfer of the Brazilian winger. This substantial increase reflects Barcelona’s determination to obtain a significant financial return if Raphinha is transferred to the English club.
Looking for a replacement
Barcelona’s stance indicates a clear strategy to protect the value of one of its key assets. If Raphinha leaves, the Catalan club will need to scour the transfer market for a new winger to help Xavi strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season. Raphinha is one of the biggest names in the transfer market.